A 501(c)3 nonprofit working in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park to connect people, food, and land.

Countryside Beginning Farmer Program

Connects beginning farmers with valuable resources through agricultural technical assistance, business support, farmlink, internship and apprenticeship opportunities.

Countryside Initiative

An innovative program that began in 1999 as a way to preserve and protect the rural landscape in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Countryside Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow

Shop local and direct from your nearby farmers, food entrepreneurs, and artists in the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Following recommendations from the CDC and Governor DeWine, we are offering a pre-order option and implementing precautionary requirements at the market to keep everyone as safe as possible. We will continue to monitor changes relating to COVID-19 and adjust requirements as necessary.


Gardening Tips

Drying Peppers

Drying Peppers

Cold nights are in the forecast for northeast Ohio and that means it’s time to harvest everything you can off your frost-sensitive garden plants. What are you going to do with your end of season bounty? There are many ways to preserve the crops you can’t eat right...

Farmers’ Market Blog

What is a Rhizome?

What is a Rhizome?

Gingerbread, ginger beer, and gingersnaps are all made possible by a knobby little vegetable called - you guessed it - ginger. At the grocery store, you can buy ginger in a variety of forms, including fresh and whole, dried and powdered, preserved, crystallized, or...

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Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow

Saturdays • 9am – noon
June 27 – October 31

Farmers’ Market at Highland Square

Not operating this season.

Featured Recipe

Tomato Tart

Tomato Tart

This savory tart is perfect for a beginner to make. Also, the crust is vegan! Swap out the cheese for vegan cheese to make the whole dish plant based.